The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 508 571 531
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 429 346 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 353 304 296
Average salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £69,250 £71,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +9.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 395 £75,500 +0.66% 50
London +33 222 £82,500 +10.00% 23
South East -18 56 £68,000 -9.33% 5
City of London -20 48 £72,800 -11.75% 11
Scotland +37 31 £85,000 +6.25% 6
East of England +10 28 £65,000 +10.16% 2
Yorkshire +2 22 £56,858 -21.57% 2
North West -5 21 £61,215 +16.60% 2
Surrey -5 21 £62,500 -24.24% 3
West Yorkshire -4 19 £52,500 -27.58% 1
Edinburgh +16 18 £85,000 +6.25% 3
Cheshire +6 18 £61,215 -0.86% 1
Leeds -11 18 £52,500 -27.58% 1
Warrington +12 16 £61,215 +11.30% 1
West Midlands -13 13 £82,500 +11.86% 5
Bedfordshire - 13 £67,500 - 1
Bedford - 13 £67,500 - 1
Glasgow - 12 £85,000 - 2
Hampshire -8 11 £68,000 +13.33% 1
Egham - 10 £62,500 -
South West -10 9 £75,000 +15.38% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £75,000 -
Suffolk +2 8 £62,500 -19.35%
Ipswich +1 8 £62,500 -19.35%
Devon - 8 £75,000 - 1
East Midlands +29 7 £90,000 +33.33% 5
Berkshire -4 7 £75,000 -11.76%
East Sussex -13 6 £60,000 -
Brighton -15 6 £60,000 -
Lancashire +5 5 £61,215 +11.30%

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 267 (34.01%) Finance
2 239 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (19.11%) Banking
3 150 (19.11%) Oracle
4 145 (18.47%) Microsoft
5 144 (18.34%) Java
6 135 (17.20%) JavaScript
7 134 (17.07%) .NET
8 132 (16.82%) TOGAF
9 122 (15.54%) Enterprise Architecture
9 122 (15.54%) SQL
10 121 (15.41%) Scrum
11 118 (15.03%) SQL Server
12 111 (14.14%) C#
13 107 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 106 (13.50%) Windows
15 103 (13.12%) HTML
16 99 (12.61%) Mentoring
17 97 (12.36%) SOA
18 93 (11.85%) TDD
19 90 (11.46%) Web Services
20 85 (10.83%) Retail
21 82 (10.45%) Middleware
22 80 (10.19%) SAP
22 80 (10.19%) E-Commerce
23 76 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
24 74 (9.43%) CSS
25 72 (9.17%) IBM
26 71 (9.04%) XML
27 68 (8.66%) Degree

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 64 (8.15%) WebSphere
2 54 (6.88%) Apache
2 54 (6.88%) Tomcat
3 44 (5.61%) IIS
4 33 (4.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 33 (4.20%) Oracle Coherence
5 23 (2.93%) WebLogic
6 21 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 21 (2.68%) WebSphere Process Server
7 19 (2.42%) TeamSite
8 18 (2.29%) JBoss
9 15 (1.91%) SharePoint
10 12 (1.53%) Node.js
11 11 (1.40%) MS Exchange
12 10 (1.27%) CMS
13 9 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
15 4 (0.51%) Lync
15 4 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 60 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (2.68%) SAP FI
1 21 (2.68%) SAP FI/CO
1 21 (2.68%) SAP CO
1 21 (2.68%) RMDS
2 15 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (1.78%) SAP PP
4 12 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (1.27%) SAP QM
7 8 (1.02%) SAP HR
7 8 (1.02%) SAP SCM
7 8 (1.02%) SAP LE
8 7 (0.89%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.38%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.38%) SAP WM
10 3 (0.38%) SAP MDM
10 3 (0.38%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.25%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.53%) SaaS
5 10 (1.27%) IaaS
6 6 (0.76%) PaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Office 365
7 2 (0.25%) Route 53
7 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.03%) Internet
2 62 (7.90%) SAN
3 50 (6.37%) LAN
4 49 (6.24%) WAN
5 39 (4.97%) NAS
6 35 (4.46%) Fibre Channel
7 34 (4.33%) HTTP
8 33 (4.20%) Multicast
8 33 (4.20%) FCoE
9 20 (2.55%) Firewall
10 19 (2.42%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.64%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (0.64%) MPLS
11 5 (0.64%) DHCP
12 4 (0.51%) DNS
12 4 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.25%) Network Security
14 2 (0.25%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (6.11%) Big Data
4 41 (5.22%) DB2
5 36 (4.59%) MySQL
6 34 (4.33%) Hadoop
7 27 (3.44%) NoSQL
8 25 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (3.06%) HBase
10 17 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.91%) QlikView
12 15 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
13 14 (1.78%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.53%) Relational Database
14 12 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (3.18%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.91%) Karma Test Runner
4 14 (1.78%) ReSharper
4 14 (1.78%) MSI
5 10 (1.27%) Subversion
6 3 (0.38%) JUnit
6 3 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.38%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.25%) NUnit
7 2 (0.25%) Maven
7 2 (0.25%) Lombardi
7 2 (0.25%) MSTest
8 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.13%) JIRA
8 1 (0.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
General
1 267 (34.01%) Finance
2 150 (19.11%) Banking
3 85 (10.83%) Retail
4 45 (5.73%) Investment Banking
5 42 (5.35%) Manufacturing
6 38 (4.84%) Marketing
7 34 (4.33%) Telecoms
8 28 (3.57%) Back Office
9 13 (1.66%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.66%) Legal
10 11 (1.40%) Electronics
11 9 (1.15%) Automotive
11 9 (1.15%) Publishing
11 9 (1.15%) Local Government
12 7 (0.89%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.38%) Games
14 3 (0.38%) Front Office
15 2 (0.25%) Billing
15 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (17.07%) .NET
2 103 (13.12%) HTML
3 90 (11.46%) Web Services
4 82 (10.45%) Middleware
5 74 (9.43%) CSS
6 71 (9.04%) XML
7 61 (7.77%) ASP.NET
8 49 (6.24%) jQuery
9 40 (5.10%) WCF
10 37 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (3.95%) Spring
12 30 (3.82%) J2EE
12 30 (3.82%) HTML5
12 30 (3.82%) REST
13 29 (3.69%) Hibernate
14 28 (3.57%) RESTful
14 28 (3.57%) AngularJS
15 23 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (2.68%) Rendezvous
16 21 (2.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.35%) User Experience
3 38 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 36 (4.59%) Mainframe
5 35 (4.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 34 (4.33%) Online Banking
7 25 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (3.06%) Open Source
9 21 (2.68%) Mobile Banking
10 19 (2.42%) DataPower
11 14 (1.78%) Data Integration
12 13 (1.66%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
12 13 (1.66%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.27%) DTV
14 8 (1.02%) Replication
14 8 (1.02%) Clustering
14 8 (1.02%) Tandem
14 8 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
15 7 (0.89%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 106 (13.50%) Windows
2 64 (8.15%) Linux
3 46 (5.86%) Solaris
4 29 (3.69%) UNIX
5 14 (1.78%) Android
6 11 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.64%) AIX
9 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.51%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.51%) VME
10 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (16.82%) TOGAF
3 122 (15.54%) Enterprise Architecture
4 121 (15.41%) Scrum
5 107 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 99 (12.61%) Mentoring
7 97 (12.36%) SOA
8 93 (11.85%) TDD
9 80 (10.19%) E-Commerce
10 76 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
11 59 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
12 55 (7.01%) MVC
13 52 (6.62%) Line Management
14 50 (6.37%) Analytics
15 44 (5.61%) Project Management
16 42 (5.35%) Kanban
17 41 (5.22%) Coaching
18 37 (4.71%) Data Modelling
19 35 (4.46%) OO
20 34 (4.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 144 (18.34%) Java
2 135 (17.20%) JavaScript
3 122 (15.54%) SQL
4 111 (14.14%) C#
5 43 (5.48%) Python
6 25 (3.18%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.04%) PHP
8 14 (1.78%) Ruby
9 7 (0.89%) Groovy
10 6 (0.76%) Scala
10 6 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.64%) COBOL
11 5 (0.64%) ABAP
12 4 (0.51%) R
12 4 (0.51%) C
13 2 (0.25%) C++
13 2 (0.25%) Perl
13 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (8.66%) Degree
2 22 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.40%) MCSE
5 10 (1.27%) CISSP
6 9 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.89%) VCP4
7 7 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.89%) CCNP
8 5 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.51%) CCNA
10 3 (0.38%) CISM
11 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.25%) MCSA
11 2 (0.25%) ISEB
11 2 (0.25%) CCIE
12 1 (0.13%) MCITP
12 1 (0.13%) MBCS
12 1 (0.13%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.71%) QA
2 7 (0.89%) SLA
3 6 (0.76%) COBIT
4 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) EMIR
System Software
1 40 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (4.20%) NFS
2 33 (4.20%) SRDF
3 24 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.78%) Active Directory
5 14 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (1.53%) Xen
6 12 (1.53%) KVM
7 5 (0.64%) vSphere
8 4 (0.51%) Docker
9 2 (0.25%) HDFS
9 2 (0.25%) Varnish
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) XenApp
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (2.55%) Tivoli
2 19 (2.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 17 (2.17%) SCCM
4 16 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.91%) AppDNA
6 6 (0.76%) OpenView
7 5 (0.64%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.25%) Puppet
8 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.25%) SCOM
8 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.13%) Cacti
9 1 (0.13%) MOM
9 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
9 1 (0.13%) WSUS
9 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 150 (19.11%) Oracle
2 145 (18.47%) Microsoft
3 80 (10.19%) SAP
4 72 (9.17%) IBM
5 49 (6.24%) Cisco
5 49 (6.24%) VMware
6 37 (4.71%) NetApp
7 36 (4.59%) Intel
8 34 (4.33%) EMC
9 33 (4.20%) Citrix
10 26 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (3.31%) TIBCO
11 22 (2.80%) HP
11 22 (2.80%) Sybase
12 21 (2.68%) DataSynapse
12 21 (2.68%) 29West
13 19 (2.42%) LogLogic
13 19 (2.42%) Google
14 17 (2.17%) Facebook
15 11 (1.40%) Pega
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £95,000 to £105,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £71000 per annum + generous package and pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Home Based
Telefonica
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Kuoni Travel Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: exceptional benefits package and excellent bonus scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£50k - £55K
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Excellent Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car/Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago